Metz Mediation provides mediation services throughout Central and North Florida. Metz Mediation was founded by Larry E. Metz, a Florida civil trial attorney with more than 28 years of legal experience. Mr. Metz is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator and County Court Mediator.
What is Mediation?
Mediation is a process whereby a neutral and impartial third person acts to encourage and facilitate the resolution of the dispute without prescribing what it should be. It is an informal and non-adversarial process intended to help disputing parties reach a mutually acceptable agreement. [Rule 10.210]
What is the Role of the Mediator?
The role of the mediator is to reduce obstacles to communication, assist in the identification of issues and exploration of alternatives, and otherwise facilitate voluntary agreements resolving the dispute. The ultimate decision-making authority, however, rests solely with the parties. [Rule 10.220]
What are the Concepts Underlying Mediation?
Mediation is based on concepts of communication, negotiation, facilitation, and problem-solving that emphasize self-determination, the needs and interests of the parties, fairness, procedural flexibility, confidentiality, and full disclosure. [Rule 10.230]